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Game Fails

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Game Fails' YouTube channel has a collection of YouTube videos (some have cussings and not suitable for sensitives due to what were shown) showing "the finest in video game fails submitted ..."

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The "CSI Effect"

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Auric_dude's /. comment mentioned an over two years old Economist article on "The 'CSI effect' -- Television/TV dramas that rely on forensic science to solve crimes are affecting the administration of justice ..."

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Do you still use instant messages (IMs)?

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New iPhones are like New Girlfriends

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VideoSift shared a funny 2.5 minutes CollegeHumor video showing a spoof/parody sketch/skit of "New iPhones are Like New Girlfriends -- We explore the similarities between these two fragile relationships."

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How Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride came to be.

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VideoSift mentioned the six minutes and 54 seconds YouTube video showing first part of "How Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride came to be." The seven minutes video for part two

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Study: Negative People Are Way Better at Replying to Emails

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A Contactually blog reports "Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Faster ... Engineers at Contactually, a referral marketing platform, recently analyzed over 100 million email conversations and determined that being negative actually is helpful when it comes to email. On average, negative people tend to reply to emails 36% faster than their positive, bubbly colleagues..."

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Sixteen Colors Draw: ANSI Editor (Online)

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05:53PM [grifter (remove AQFL to e-mail)]  /topic http://draw.sixteencolors.net/
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It is basically TheDraw, but online

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The Internet: A Warning From History

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VideoSift shared a funny two minutes and 58 seconds YouTube video showing "The Internet: A Warning From History -- The internet was one of the greatest disasters to befall mankind. Now its survivors share their experiences of the tragedy."

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Play (19)80's Top Video Games Online!

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Indie Retro News shared (19)80's Top Games with playable old video games online.

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Japanese Barcode Designs

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Gbromios' Reddit comment/reply mentioned a Cool Hunting article showing barcode designs from Japan.

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How hacking fixed the worst video game (E.T. (Extra Extra-Terrestrial)) of all time.

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Blue's News shared two articles (three pages NetworkWorld without images and one page PCWorld with images) on "How hacking fixed the worst video game of all time... So why should you give it another chance? Because code hackers managed to fix some of the games most glaring problems, and now it's actually fun to play..."

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FictionURL -- Exploring Television/TV's Internet

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ThorntonText's Reddit comment mentioned "FictionURL -- Exploring Television/TV's Internet... Ever see or hear a website, domain, or URL on your favorite television show and wonder if it was real and what was behind it? Us too! And that was the genesis of FictionURL, a blog devoted to exploring television’s fictional internet through commentary and criticism.

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Television/TV's Best Fake Websites

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This two minutes and 39 seconds YouTube video show "Television/TV's Best Fake Websites". There is even a three minutes and 57 seconds YouTube video

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Why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations?

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Boing Boing reports on why "why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations? ... But it is a fact that, whenever disaster strikes, it becomes difficult to reach the people you care about.

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4/Four Funny Videos: iPhone versus/vs. ePhone

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Over 3.5 years ago, VideoSift shared a funny 42 seconds YouTube video showing the differences between iPhone and ePhone. There are three more episodes/skits/sketches in its playlist.

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Galaxy Siege -- An advanced spaceship launch and upgrade Flash game.

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Yesterday, Blue's News shared an addicting (a few hours due to grindings!) space ship Flash game titled "Galaxy Siege on Free Web Arcade and its official web site, Arcadebomb -- "Design, upgrade and captain your spaceship as far as possible to capture the galaxy. Harvest space resources and buy new modules for your ship to destroy strong alien bases. Every galaxy is fully randomized avoiding repeated games."

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No bomb powerful enough to destroy an on-rushing asteroid...

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NetworkWorld mentioned an over eight months old blog saying that "no bomb powerful enough to destroy an on-rushing asteroid...

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Did you play LucasArts' video games?

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The Continuum: Dialogue Tree

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Dorkly shared a funny three minutes and 55 seconds YouTube video spoof/parody showing "The Continuum: Dialogue Tree -- Doug wakes up one day with a unique problem: he has a dialogue tree. And it's a vague one..."

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Mobile Usability for Cats: Essential Design Principles for Felines

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Nielsen Norman Group (NNG) reports "Mobile Usability for Cats: Essential Design Principles for Felines -- Summary: Feline users require special considerations

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